Dear Parents & Staff,
For those of you whose children/students attend P.S. 25R, P.S. 37R, P.S. 373R and P.S. 721R, you are invited to join our Yahoo Chat group which has been in existence since Sept. 2008.
PS37RInfoExchange has been a sharing of ideas and information which many our staff and parents have come together to see what lies outside the walls of our school regarding the needs of our children.
We have been embarking on our technological talents this past semester and hope to further open the lines of communication between staff/parents, parents/parents and staff-parents/ and the world of Developmental Disabilities. Because we have opened this group to our 3 sister schools on Staten Island and have renamed it: StatenIsland4OurKids. This Chat group is listed on “Yahoo Groups.” Below is the description of the group as it is written on the website:
Hello Everyone… The administrations and staff of our 4 District 75 schools, ( P.S. 25R, P.S. 37R, P.S. 373R and P.S. 721R) felt that it would be beneficial and educational for both our parents and staff members to have a means to SHARE information on the latest news and research in the areas of various developmental disabilities. This YAHOO GROUP chat site is designed to be one where we can have an avenue to enlighten, inform and assist all parties concerned with information on the latest medical/health research, educational and behavioral practices, new government policies and the latest news on local and Staten Island based happenings that affect our children! This group is not designed to be a sounding board for any problems that you may face with the NYCDOE. This group is an opportunity for all parties to keep each other informed on the latest research and treatment methodologies. For security purposes, there is a mandatory requirement that all members are to be identified. Enrollment is open to any parent whose child attends a Staten Island, District 75 program within the NYCDOE that has “Blue Card” status, as well as any NYCDOE employee that works within a Special Ed. setting. Anyone outside these parameters that wishes to relate any messages to the group may do so through one of the eligible members.
PLEASE NOTE: NO personal or business related issues are to be discussed here that does not pertain to the subject matter mentioned above. This letter is being sent to all programs within the four Dist. 75 schools on Staten Island. If you have any questions and wish to speak to me directly, you can call me at P.S. 37R at 718-984-9800 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Here’s wishing us and our children success during this school year!
Bill Devery LCSW
School Social Worker
Moderator / StatenIsland4OurKids